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Fiber One Brown Sugar Cinnamon Toaster Pastry Review

Reviewed by Tanya Jackson | Nov 4, 2009
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Fiber One Brown Sugar Cinnamon Toaster PastryBefore I ever cared about nutrition, my typical on-the-go breakfast was 2 Kellogg's Pop-Tarts and a bottle of sugary fruit juice. Today, however, I am much more conscious about calories and nutrition. Now, I try to eat something filling for breakfast that will not leave me famished within an hour. I still love my occasional sweet tarts though, and so I was excited to see that Fiber One tried to "healthyfy" them ... somewhat.

NUTRITION FACTS
Serving Size: 1 pastry
Calories: 190
Total Fat: 4 grams, 6%
Saturated Fat: 1 grams, 5%
Sodium: 140 mg, 6%
Protein: 4 grams
Carbohydrates: 36 grams
Fiber: 5 grams, 18%
Sugar: 16 grams
Price: $2.50
I picked up Fiber One Brown Sugar Cinnamon Toaster Pastry and couldn't help but compare the nutritional values to Kellogg's Whole Grain Brown Sugar Cinnamon Pop Tarts. There isn't much difference nutritionally, as both have 5 grams of fiber, but Fiber One has 2 grams more sugar and 10 fewer calories, and Kellogg's has 2 grams less protein.

The ingredients are also similar except Fiber One uses whole grain wheat flour and Kellogg's uses a combination of whole wheat and enriched flour. They both use various sweeteners (corn syrup, HFCS and brown sugar).

I sampled the Fiber One Brown Sugar Cinnamon Toaster Pastry, and I would have never known they were not Kellogg's Pop-Tarts ... in fact, they taste a little better to me. They're sweet and have a slightly cinnamon aroma. They taste just like what a sugar pastry should taste like - not something I would eat for breakfast.

Since they come in packages of two within the box, I found it very difficult not to eat the other one, yet I resisted because I did not feel 2 sugary, relatively small pastries were worth 380 calories. In addition, I did not feel that I was eating something healthy - I felt like I was eating junk food with a little extra fiber thrown in. These pastries will certainly satisfy your sweet tooth, but will likely just leave you hungry for more.

A box of 6 cost $2.50 (on sale). In addition, I had a coupon for $0.75 off. For now, I will be treating these pastries as a once-in-a-while treat, and they will not be replacing my breakfast of whole grain cereal or oatmeal, all of which take much longer to eat and leave me satisfied until lunchtime.

Rating
Taste: 5
Nutrition: 3.5
Price: 4
Overall: 3.5
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